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Parking & Revenue Control Equipment

Tilt Gates in Texas

Tilt Gates by FDC

FDC stands for Florida Door Control (of Orlando, Inc.), but that doesn’t mean FDC’s StrongWeld tilt gates don’t find their home in other states.  Just recently Holiday Door and Gate Systems of Houston installed  FDC StrongWeld tilt gates at Independence Heights.

FDC’s engineering team visited the site and got exact measurements, then built the gates to specs to be shipped to Texas and installed by the Holiday Door team.  The installation went smoothly, resulting in a beautiful installation.  Great job guys!  Below are a few pics of the installation.tilt gates in Texastilt gates in Texas

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Tilt gates (or tilt grilles) are flat panels that tilt as they’re lifted upward to rest flat against the ceiling.  If brought in during the design phase, FDC’s parking garage engineering team can design the perfect tilt gates to fit in to your parking garage.  We can provide CAD drawings or take your existing CAD drawings and architectural plans and insert parking garage gates while ensuring ADA clearance and life safety requirements.  Retrofitting to an existing garage or fitting garage access gates into a parking garage that is currently being built is also an option, but it is best practice to get our team involved as early as possible so that the proper distances are considered during the architectural stage.

StrongWeld gates can be custom designed to fit your place of business.  Talk to a consultant today about custom gate design, signage and colors.

Innovative Parking Solutions

Innovative Parking Solutions

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Innovative Parking Solutions – Hotel Key & Parking Interface

For almost 40 years now, FDC has been an innovator in access control and entrance management solutions.  Our innovative parking solutions are some of the work we are most proud of.  These solutions span several industries, airports, municipalities, hospitals; anywhere visitors need to park their vehicles, FDC has created a solution.

Some of our most innovative parking solutions were created for the hospitality industry.  This industry is all about making things nice and easy for the customer, so that also includes access control.  Hotels in particular have several areas that a guest or visitor may need to access, and those guests may be on a tight schedule.  FDC innovative parking solutions have included systems that take the guests room key, program access to parking garages, and also tie in to informational kiosks that provide scheduling information.

3d innovative parking solutions

3D Model of a Sectional Grille

When it comes to planning a parking garage or parking structure, FDC is there to help.  Our engineering department is always hard at work creating new designs in CAD, and now we have even started providing 3D virtual gate systems to give architects or end users a better idea of what a sectional grille or tilt gate looks like fully assembled.  We can use these to point out some of the challenges that come up when trying to install a gate system into a garage that doesn’t have enough clearance or has other obstructions in the way.  That’s just one more way FDC provides innovative parking solutions to the state of Florida!

Serving Florida from offices in Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami / Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, and Melbourne.  Contact FDC toll free 800-321-6487 to get a free quote from an innovative parking solutions consultant today!

FDC is Florida’s authorized T.I.B.A. dealer!